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@kwellscomm  PraiseIndy.com Health & Community News  —  It’s World AIDS Day today. The AIDS epidemic began back in 1981 claiming lives here in the United States and across the globe. However these days, people are living longer lives due to adherence to HIV medications and treatment. Indianapolis has been a leader in the fight against […]

@kwellscomm  PraiseIndy.com News & Sports  — Air conditioner maker Carrier is changing its mind about moving thousands of manufacturing jobs from here in Indianapolis to Mexico. The New York Times reports President-elect Donald Trump and Indiana Governor/Vice President-elect Mike Pence have reached a deal with the company to keep close to a thousand of those jobs […]

@kwellscomm  PraiseIndy.com Local News — Strawberries are in today’s Central Indiana Health Alert. Anyone who’s consumed strawberries at any restaurant in Marion, Hamilton or Hendricks County over the past two weeks should be on the lookout for signs of Hepatitis A. The Indiana State Department of Health says frozen strawberries linked to an outbreak of […]

@kwellscomm PraiseIndy Sports The medical records of thousands of NFL players could be in the wrong hands. Deadspin is reporting that a backpack containing a laptop with medical records was stolen from the car of a Washington Washington Football Team trainer in April right here in Indy. According to a letter from the NFL Players […]

@kwellscomm PraiseIndy News The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that flour from the General Mills plant in Kansas City is the likely source of a current E. coli outbreak. According to a report in The Kansas City Star, the CDC’s announcement came one day after General Mills announced a voluntary recall of ten-million pounds of flour over […]

@kwellscomm PraiseIndy.com Wednesday Health News Kroger is adding another product to its list of listeria-related recalls. The supermarket chain, based in nearby-Cincinnati, is asking customers to return or throw out ten-ounce bags of Simple Truth Organic Mixed Vegetables. Ingredients in the frozen vegetables are linked to a supplier that has indicated possible listeria contamination with several […]

Taking a stance on women’s health and their rights women are railing back –online and off– against a controversial new Indiana anti-abortion bill that’s set to become law in a couple of months. Click the media player below to hear the latest on ‘Periods for Pence’: Also, on Thursday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on […]

The Meadows area ends its struggle today of being a neighborhood in Indy that’s an active food desert. That’s an urban area known for being one in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food, meaning it lacks sufficient grocery stores. Several members of the community including Congressman Andre’ Carson and Mayor Joe Hogsett […]

A community forum is taking place right now in Indy on the northeast side to observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day–an event which highlights the importance of education, prevention, testing, treatment, services and advocacy in the Black Community around the issue of HIV/AIDS. Friday’s event is helmed by the Minority Health Coalition of Marion County with […]

Today is National Hug Day. Researchers say there are many benefits to giving and getting hugs. The experts say while you’re ‘bringing it in,’ don’t be in a hurry. Research indicates the average hug lasts only three seconds. But the benefits of hugging come on at the 20-second mark. (Mmmm mmm.) Those benefits include improved relationships, […]

Just before the holidays–a season that we all love to nibble on our favorite treats–thousands of bags of candy are being recalled because they might make people sick. Check your snack stash (and your gift-giving stash too). Mars Chocolate North America is recalling its Dove Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes because the 24-ounce bags could contain pieces of […]

You may want to check your pantry this morning. Kroger grocery chain is recalling four popular cooking spices you may have in your kitchen. This is due to a possible salmonella contamination.  Here’s what you should look for: 12 ounce containers of Bac’n Buds 17.1 ounce containers of Coarse Ground Black Pepper 18.3 ounce containers of Ground […]